Ideally, the people around you will understand your illness and encourage you. But the important people in your life might not know much about mental illness. They may want to help you, but not know how to help. You can give friends and family a better chance to help by thinking ahead about how to tell them about your mental illness.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) developed “Disclosing To Others Fact Sheet” to provide tips and resources on disclosing …
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